House intelligence committee sets stage for articles of impeachment amid ‘overwhelming’ evidence of misconduct
In reply to Trump and the Republicans’ insistence that the investigation has gathered no evidence of wrongdoing, the 300-page report brandishes 100 hours of testimony from 17 witnesses and 30 hours of public hearings
The report is split into two main sections, one on “the president’s misconduct” and the other “the president’s obstruction of the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry”. The sections seem easily adaptable
“The president engaged in this course of conduct for the benefit of his own presidential reelection, to harm the
Cooked into the report are multiple rebuttals to arguments Republicans have made against the impeachment process. Republicans have said that Trump has had no mechanism for defending himself; that
As it summons evidence of Trump’s misconduct, the report responds to those arguments, pointing out that
The report blasts Trump administration officials who bowed to the White House demand that no one speak with the committees in a “sweeping effort to stonewall the House of Representatives”.
With the inclusion of recently obtained phone records and other material, the report reveals that behind-the-scenes work on the case continues.
Then it delivers distinct warnings about what Trump might do next if he is not impeached – and what future
“Given the proximate threat of further presidential attempts to solicit foreign interference in our next election, we cannot wait to make a referral until our efforts to obtain additional
“The damage to our system of checks and balances, and to the balance of power within our three branches of government, will be long-lasting and potentially irrevocable if the president’s ability to